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Caesar emerged victoriously and by 44 BC after his decisive victory at the Battle of Mutina. By this time Caesar was the most powerful man in Rome. He had been elected by the Senate as dictator initially for five years, but later for life. This meant that along with the army under his control, he was granted extraordinary powers. His position, it seemed, was beyond challenge, but this situation changed on the Ides of March 44 BCE.
====The Assassination of Julius Caesar====
[[File: Ass 2.jpg|200px|thumb|left|A bust of Brutus]]